Definition of ratio in English:

ratio

noun

  • 1The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other.

    ‘the ratio of men's jobs to women's is 8 to 1’
    • ‘The total chlorophyll/carotenoid molar ratio greatly decreased.’
    • ‘Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the adjusted odds ratio of failure rates.’
    • ‘Measuring the isotopic ratios on Mars will provide clues about possible biological activity.’
    • ‘We estimated hazard ratios by using Cox regression with age as the time metric.’
    • ‘A ratio higher than 1 in a product group is connected with a comparative advantage.’
    • ‘Aspect ratio is the ratio between the width of the tire and the height of its side wall.’
    • ‘Adjusted odds ratios were calculated by logistic regression, whereas adjusted risk ratios were calculated by generalized linear modeling.’
    • ‘The banks' non-performing loan ratio reached a record high of 8.09 percent in April 2002.’
    • ‘At MIT you learn about things like bandwidth, power, and signal-to-noise ratios.’
    • ‘Twenty repeated scans were averaged to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in each recorded image.’
    • ‘We have reported all standardised mortality ratios as ratios rather than percentages.’
    • ‘In contrast, the Argentine central bank's reserve ratio ranged between 193 percent and 82 percent in 2001.’
    • ‘In addition, nitrogen metabolism increases the molar ratio of amino nitrogen released to filial tissues.’
    • ‘The bank's capital adequacy ratio remained at 11.72 per cent.’
    • ‘The simplest model assumes the same ratio for all branches in a phylogeny.’
    • ‘It is easier to see what is happening if we plot the ratios on a graph.’
    • ‘The control cross (uninfected male x uninfected female) yielded normal family sizes and female-biased sex ratios.’
    • ‘We next estimated the likelihood of the data under a unique ratio among all lineages.’
    • ‘Higher male mortality leads to decreasing male-female sex ratios as the population segment gets older.’
    • ‘The ratio varied in the range of 0 to 5.’
    • ‘We therefore estimated standardised hazard ratios.’
    proportion, comparative extent, comparative number, quantitative relation, correlation, relationship, correspondence, balance
    percentage, fraction, quotient
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    1. 1.1The relative value of silver and gold in a bimetallic system of currency.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally reckoning from rat- reckoned from the verb reri.

Pronunciation:

ratio

/ˈrāSHēˌō/